Library Associate #499394

Lamar University
September 25, 2023
Offerd Salary:$22,651 - $22,880
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
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Library Associate #499394

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Position Information

Posting Number 20112668

Position Title Library Associate #499394 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Library Services Dept

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

About This Role:

This position is responsible for opening and closing the entire building and overseeing the daily operations of the Circulation/Reserves desk, including student employees, in coordination with other library faculty and staff.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Opening and closing the building including overseeing student employees as they perform assigned task related to opening and closing procedures
  • Overseeing daily operations including completing all daily tasks in Circulation/Reserves, as well as overseeing daily duties of student employees
  • Perform all tasks relevant to the operation of Circulation/Reserves including cross- training other staff members and training the student employees on operations relevant to their daily task
  • Will be assigned to work evenings and/ or weekends hours
  • Provide customer service including Guide patrons to the point of service that will be able to best meet their needs as well as assist with all Circulation, Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan requests
  • Maintain the physical collection, including maintenance of the stacks and second floor areas, re-shelving books and periodicals, inventory of books and shifting of books to alleviate overcrowding as well as training, overseeing, and assisting student employees in these tasks
  • Serve as backup for staff and/or students as needed
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
  • Maintain and acquire new skills and knowledge both to remain up to date for compliance and to enhance job skills
  • Participate on library and university committees as assigned or as time permits
  • Who We Are:

    Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

    Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.


    At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or equivalent required
  • Key Competencies:

  • Knowledge:
  • Standard library and office practices and procedures
  • Understand, interpret, and carry out detailed oral and written instructions
  • Basic computer skills including internet navigation and Microsoft Office
  • Communicate with faculty, staff, students, and the public
  • Skills
  • Working ability to search for and locate library print and electronic resources
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact and communicate with faculty, staff, students, and library patrons
  • Capable of working with a diverse population
  • Capable of learning and using workflows
  • Capable of using copy machines, fax machines, printers, computers, scanners, and cash registers
  • Understand, interpret, and carry out detailed oral and written instructions
  • Good customer service skills
  • Physical Requirements:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Moderate physical effort; may require handling of average weight objects up to 30 pounds or some standing or walking, fine motor skills (typing)
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk
  • Job Conditions:

  • Indoor office conditions
  • Extensive computer use
  • EEO Statement

    Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Veteran's Preference Statement

    Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Some college credit is preferred
  • A minimum of two years of experience in retail and/or customer service preferred
  • Security Sensitive Statement

    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary $22,651 - $22,880 Work Hours

    Application Information

    Posting Date 07/17/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

    Posting Specific Questions

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  • Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at https: // www. to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
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  • List any Customer Service experience, ex: retail or fast-food.
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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcript 1
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